Month: May 2012
The Disney Store at Park Meadows will be celebrating their grand opening on June 9, 2012. On Tuesday, Baby C and I were blessed to receive an invitation for an exclusive store preview. As we entered the newly designed, magical and interactive Disney Store, we were greeted with a swag bag that included a Mickey Mouse doll almost the size of Baby C.
We took a grand tour of the store with the Disney Store executive. Our first stop was the Disney Princess Castle with the Magic Mirror. Once a child enters the castle, he/she encounters the magic mirror and with the wave of a wand, the princess appears in the mirror, allowing the child to become part of the story.
- 10am – Disney Store Grand Opening Ceremony and two local Make-A-Wish children “Unlock Imagination.” Free gift to the first 500 guests.
- 12pm – 4pm Meet and Greet with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in the mall’s Vistas Court.
Sometimes it’s tough being miles and miles away from my best friends. One of them was on my heart and mind all of yesterday. My dear friend gave birth to her first baby boy.
I wish I was there
to help welcome him into the world.
to bring a warm meal when she’s too tired to cook.
to do the laundry when clothes are piling up.
to watch her precious baby while she naps after being up all night.
to listen when she has questions.
to remind her to simply smile and nod when she receives unwanted advice (especially from those without children).
to give her a hug and let her know she’s doing a great job.
and to cry and laugh or do both with her as body returns to “normal.”
I can’t wait to meet you, sweet baby boy. God has choosen the best for you. Welcome to the ‘hood my friend. The Motherhood!
Bless my friend with enough strength to balance family, spouse, new baby boy, and all other duties as she heals from her pregnancy. Give her rest, support, patience and love as she recovers fully. Comfort her in every mood and energize her tired body. Thank you for the gift of this baby boy and bringing him safely into this world. Guide him to grow healthy, loving and strong.
In Your Precious Name,
When you are a mommy, doesn’t it always seem like there is a new concern about your child? Everything from something as serious as an illness to as silly as (but still serious) pooping. My latest worrisome for Baby C is wondering if she is getting enough nap time in. Recently, Baby C transitioned from a morning and afternoon nap, to one.
I knew this transition would be tricky. Baby C is usually on a good schedule, so when I switched it up a bit, she was exhausted by the time I lay her down. The problem is, she can’t seem to sleep a good 2 hours each time.
With only an hour nap, she is really tired again by late afternoon. She gets a little loopy and clumsy. And more and more accidents happen, which leaves her in tears. Sometimes, I end up putting her to bed early.
So what’s a mommy to do? What is your advice, tips or tricks you have used when making your nap time transition?
I am so honored to be a guest at expandng.com today! Lisa is one of my favorite bloggers for so many reasons. She definitely knows how to make her readers feel special and she has a cute, toddler very close in age to Baby C. Lisa is also a great photographer who shares her fantastic tips with her readers. So head on over to read my guest post!
I can’t even begin to put into words how much I love my daughter. I didn’t even know this kind of love existed before she was born. And the heartache I feel any time she is in pain can sometimes be overbearing. I knew motherhood wouldn’t be a cake walk, but I never expected it to be filled with so many challenges and yet, so many great blessings!
To watch my baby girl suffer from Bacterial Meningitis as newborn, and see how God has completely healed her, brings me to tears every time I think, speak or write about it. His awesome power is beyond my understanding. And there is nothing I can do to repay Him.
With my new role as a mom, God has opened my eyes and heart to other mommies. It’s like this “sisterhood” that I was meant to be apart of, but just didn’t understand it, until I was in it. The Lord has brought so many special mommies into my life, both online and in real life, to grow with, learn from and support one another.
Since Baby C was born (less than 2 years ago), we have moved 4 times. Each move brings new mommies and friends in and out of my life, each of them blessings. In just a couple months, we will finally settle into our new home. A home that will be filled with many memories and blessings.
In our new home, I am looking forward to hanging this beautiful piece of art above my fireplace. It will be the center of our lives as we gather to play, laugh, love eat, and enjoy each other’s company. It will be a reminder, that all blessings come from above. The blessings of family, friends, memories and motherhood. And when there are challenges and trials, it will be a reminder that the Lord will bless our home.
DaySpring is giving away a Bless This Home wall art to one blessed reader. Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter. There are no mandatory entries, however, the more you complete, the better your chances at winning. Please note that the shipping cost is the responsibility of the winner. Want to purchase the wall art? Throughout the month of May, the Bless This Home wall art is on sale for $20 off!
Disclosure: I received a free product from DaySpring to review and was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own and have not been swayed by outside sources.
|Holding Baby C just after she was born.|
1 2 Next